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Caribou area From our Files – Week of July 27, 2020

115 Years Ago – Aug. 2, 1905

New Houses — John W. Harmon has commenced work on two new houses he will erect this summer on Park Street.

Directory – –  The new directory of New England Telephone Co. gives the Caribou area a subscription base of 250.

100 Years Ago – Aug.  5, 1920

Editor L.P. Waddington, the lively editor of the Mars Hill News, was in Caribou this week meeting with other editors in the area.

75 Years Ago – Aug.  2, 1945

Hotel— R.L.Watson, manager of the Vaughn House, this week announced the completion of the hotel’s banquet hall, which is available to local organizations for parties, dances and banquets.

Storm — A violent electrical storm, the most severe in several years, visited this locality Wednesday, July 25, lasting six hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Some damage was done to electric light lines and telephone lines though not as much as might be expected considering the storm.

50 Years Ago – Aug.  5, 1970

Circus proceeds will aid — One of the many delights to a child is a circus; so say the children in the Noyes Mill Road neighborhood in Limestone, who held their fifth annual summer circus on Friday, July 31 and Monday, Aug. 3. “Welcome to our fifth annual summer circus,” announced 13-year-old Jodi Ward in her opening speech. “Peru had a very bad earthquake and we decided we should send them all the proceeds.”

Institution  Department VFW Auxiliary youth activity chairman, Barbara Green of Auburn, was in Caribou for an institution ceremony for the new VFW Junior Girls Unit. She is the daughter of Brenda Walton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Walton, first president of the unit.

25 Years Ago – Aug. 2, 1995

New Eyes Project Chris Belanger, owner of County Optical, visited with Lena G. Dyer, regent of the Daughters of Isabella, and Phyllis Belanger, vice regent of the Daughters. The shop keeps a basket in the showroom for those who wish to donate their used eyeglasses. 

Cat Rescue — Police coached to safety three young boys who were attempting to rescue a stranded cat on steel beams beneath the Aroostook River bridge after a Lyndon Street woman reported her concern to local police. The cat had been stranded near the bridge for three days, reported the police, when Helston Jackson rescued the cat from its predicament with the use of a borrowed cherry picker.

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